Wuthering Heights Quotes

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These are some different quotes which should all cover the different Gothic elements i.e the liminal, abhuman, supernatural etc

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'Wuthering Heights' - Catherine Earnshaw's declaration "I'll not lie there by myself: they may bury me twelve feet deep and throw the church down over me, but I'll not rest till you are with me."
'Wuthering Heights' - Heathcliff's invocation "You said I killed you - haunt me then!"
'Wuthering Heights' - Heathcliff's liminality (Mr. Earnshaw's voice) "You must e'en take it as a gift of God; but it's as dark almost if it came from the devil."
'Wuthering Heights' - Catherine Earnshaw's dream "Heaven did not seem to be my home...and the angels were so angry that they flung me out into...the top of Wuthering Heights."
'Wuthering Heights' - Heathcliff as abhuman and Isabella's terror "...a tiger or venomous serpent could not rouse terror in me equal to which he wakens."
'Wuthering Heights' - Heathcliff's liminality (Heathcliff's voice) "Last night, I was on the threshold of hell. To-day, I am within sight of my heaven. I have my eyes on it: hardly three feet to sever me!"
'Wuthering Heights' - Hareton and Heathcliff doubling "...Hareton seemed the personification of youth, not a human being."
'Wuthering Heights' - Heathcliff's obsession with Catherine "I'll have her in my arms again! If she be cold, I'll think it is the north wind that chills me; and if she be motionless, it is sleep."
'Wuthering Heights' - Catherine Earnshaw's duality Lockwood notices the "writing scratched on the paint...a name repeated in all kinds of characters...Catherine Earnshaw here and there varied to Catherine Heathcliff, and then again to Catherine Linton."
'Wuthering Heights' - Catherine Earnshaw's love for Heathcliff and Edgar; the dichotomy between the two characters. "My love for Linton is like the foliage in the woods; time will change it, I'm well aware, as winter changes the trees. My love for Heathcliff resembles the eternal rocks beneath - a source of visible delight but necessary. Nelly, I am Heathcliff!
'Wuthering Heights' - Catherine Linton's liminality "Catherine's face was just like the landscape - shadows and sunshine flitting over it in succession, but the shadows rested long, and the sunshine was more transient."
'Wuthering Heights' - Thrushcross Grange "...a splendid place carpeted by crimson and a pure white ceiling bordered by gold..."
'Wuthering Heights' - Catherine Earnshaw's revenge "I'll try to break their hearts by breaking my own."
'Wuthering Heights' - Catherine haunts Heathcliff; his delirium "...her features...are filling the air at night and caught by glimpses in every object by day - I am surrounded by her image!"
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